Giancarlo Stanton rumors: Marlins have trade framework in place with Giants, Cards

Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton hits a RBI single to score Tyler Moore during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Sunday Oct. 1 2017 in Miami

The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

Team officials Bobby Evans and Brian Sabean met with the Stanton camp Thursday in Southern California to make their pitch, and Cardinals executives did the same Friday. Olney also reported that Stanton's representatives received approval to meet with the Cardinals.

If the Giants trade for Giancarlo Stanton, their fans would know he left his heart in Los Angeles. Their luxury-tax issues would complicate a potential trade for the slugger.

The Dodgers' president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, is monitoring the Stanton talks with other teams and is aware that an opportunity might emerge over time, according to ESPN. Approve a deal the Dodgers liked - for the objective of offloading Stanton's remaining $295 million contract (or as much of it as a team will accept) - or keep Stanton (and his mega contract) on the books.

Stanton is owed between $25 million and $32 million each of the next 10 seasons. He wants to hear what teams have to say as he could be on the move from the cost-cutting Marlins.

The and are among the teams that also have been linked to the reigning NL MVP. That was when San Francisco reportedly became Stanton's "100 percent" preferred choice if it came down to choosing between the Giants and the Cardinals.

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